The National Election Commission (NEC), Wednesday began two days media training for journalists in Bong County capital Gbanga, for the upcoming December 2020 elections and the voters roll update respectively.
Speaking at the start of the program, NEC Director of Communications Henry Flomo said, the training is to provide more knowledge on the up coming 2020 elections and voters roll update for journalists.
He said it is important that journalists who are to report during such process understand elections jargons and processes.
According to him, the second and third pillors of NEC five years plains included media trainings, which is important for election process especially the upcoming December 2020 elections.
“NEC want the media to have more understanding of the process,” Mr. Flomo said.
Making a remark, Press Union of Liberia (PUL) President Charles Cuffey, thanked NEC for the collaboration between the two institutions over the years.
He said, PUL is pleased that this training will help media prationers to have deeper understanding of the up coming December 2020 elections.
Mr. Cuffey praised the Liberian media for their good work done so far in helping to keep the peace in Liberia.
He called on Liberian journalists not to allow themselves to be use by politicians and the use of abusive languages on media platforms.
UNDP Chief Electoral Advisor Lenka Homolkova said, UNDP support is to strengthen the smooth operation of the electoral process.
She added that, the role of the media is very important in adequately information the people of Liberia.
At the two days training Liberian journalists are being educated on several elscrorial topics including; voters registration update, special senatorial and referendum issues, civic voters education, the role of the media among others.
Twenty-seven Liberian journalists from various counties are benefiting from the teaining and phase two of the training will take place in Bomi, Tubmuburg.